Police suspect the body found in the Murrumbidgee on Friday evening was a local, however, no further details are available at this time.
Superintendent Bob Noble voiced police suspicions in a tweet early on Saturday morning.
#RIVERINAPOLICE will prepare a Coroner’s Report following the discovery of a deceased man in the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga about 7pm Friday. While he is yet to be formally identified, he is believed to be a 66-year-old local person. No further info available at this time.— Bob Noble (@bobnoble17) February 9, 2018
POLICE are investigating after a man’s body was found in the Murrumbidgee River on Friday evening.
A kayaker discovered the body downstream of Wagga Beach about 7pm and notified emergency services.
A police spokesperson said the body is believed to be that of a 66-year-old man, however, no formal identification has been made.
A postmortem examination will be carried out in the coming days to determine the cause of death.
Inquiries are continuing.
The incident comes after 28-year-old man Mark Timms drowned in the river last month.
Since 2002-03, there have been 21 confirmed drownings in the Murrumbidgee River, including 10 in Wagga, making it one of the country’s deadliest waterways.
More to come.